Biznextindia : ABB India has won two significant orders to supply traction equipment for Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) – the manufacturing unit of the Indian Railways, and industrial drives to Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) in their oil drilling segment.
As per the contract, ABB India will supply traction equipment worth INR 123 crores to CLW. The state-of-the-art traction converters will help improve rail operator’s efficiency, thereby supporting sustainable transportation in India. ABB solutions have been improving energy efficiency of the Indian energy sector from natural gas to renewable energy. In 2019, ABB India won an order from the Indian Railways to supply traction converters worth INR 270 crores.
ABB will also supply industrial drives worth INR 68 crores to Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL), an infrastructure company which recently announced its venture into the oil drilling segment. The ABB ACS 880 industrial drives selected for the project offer an energy efficient means of motor control that will help to significantly cut carbon emissions.
Both these components will be produced at ABB’s Nelamangala facility in Bengaluru. The facility includes one of the largest factories for locomotive applications and one of the four global shop-floors for medium voltage drives located in Southern India.
“ABB technology is always striving to drive sustainable and meaningful progress for the future. We feel privileged to continue contributing towards sustainable transportation with our best-in-class solutions for electrification of the Indian rail network. Our commitment to energy efficiency also reflects in our offerings for the energy sector. ABB’s industrial drives range has been designed to achieve superior energy efficiency and enhance productivity of drilling activities during exploration, thus reinforcing the nation’s energy security journey” said Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director, ABB India.